Category SfP Bulletin Nov 1 1981

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Send notices of events, reports, brief reviews and letters to the editor: Ed Barbeau, University College, University of Toronto, Toronto M5S 1A1 (Phone: 978-8601). We thank Ms. Doreen Morton for typing this Bulletin.

81.30. Convocation on the threat of Nuclear War, November 11

On Remembrance Day, Science for Peace and the U. of T. Student Christian Movement will be sponsoring this Convocation. This event will occur in conjunc-tion with similar ones on over 80 North American campuses under the auspices of the Union of Concerned Scientists. Other organizations involved in the larger effort are the Council on Economic Priorities, Council for a Liveable World, Federation of American Scientists, International Physicians for Prevention of Nuclear War, National Council of Churches of Christ, U.S.A. Division of Church and Society, and Physicians for Nuclear Responsibility.

Like its counterparts elsewhere, the U. of T. Programme is designed to educate the public about the dangers of nuclear arms. Try to attend some of the following events:

  • Short films: Debates Roam, Hart House, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Silences; Neighbours; Hiroshima-Nagasaki; War without Winners
  • Feature films: Room 179, University College, t:00 – 4:00 p.m. including The War Game
  • Book table and slide-tape presentation – the Last Slide Show: lobbies of Sidney Smith, Medical Science and Galbraith building, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Lecture/discussion – the Myth of Limited War, with Dr. Frank Sommers, President of Physicians for Social Responsibility, and Mrs. Sezuko Thurlow, Hiroshima survivor & member of Hiroshima-Nagasaki Relived, Room 2172, Medical Science Building – 4:00 p.m.
  • Panel discussion – Facing the Challenge of Nuclear War
    • Prof. Cyril Powles, Divinity, Trinity College (Moderator)
    • Dr. Ursula Franklin, Metallurgy & Materials Science – Faith and Myths David Leadbeater, Graduate, Political Science – Education for Peace Dan Heap, M.P. Spadina Political action for Peace
    • Cruise missile conversion project representative – Nuclear arms for profit Room 3153, Medical Science Building – 8:00 p.m.

81.31. Chemical Warfare Workshop, January 9, 1982

A Chemical Warfare Workshop sponsored by SFP will take place at the University of Toronto on Saturday, January 9, 1982 beginning at 9:50 a.m. Four national and international experts will constitute the main panel. Invitations are now avail-able for scientists. There will probably be a few places for non-scientists; they should apply in December. Contact Derek Paul, Physics Department, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario. M5S 1A1 (416) 978-2971 for information and invitations.

81.32. University College and the Chair of Peace Studies

On Friday, October 16, the University College Programme Committee approved the proposal for a Chair of Peace Studies and sent forward the following motion to be debated by the College Council on Monday, November 9:

  • That a Chair of Peace Studies be established at University College, with the following conditions:
    • The Chair will be funded by an endowment to be sought for the purpose.
    • Appointment to the Chair will be by a department, with cross-appointment to the College.
    • Undergraduate courses associated with the Chair will be UNI courses, and will, as appropriate, be incorporated into existing College programmes, such as Canadian Studies, Science and Society, or Morality, Medicine and the Law.

The proposal has also been forwarded to President Ham, who must decide whether to authorize the soliciting of funding from outside the University. Terry Gardner, who has been shepherding this idea through the structure, urges those, favorably disposed, to write to him, arguing that there is an academic discipline here, distinct from strategic studies, which ought to be addressed by the University of Toronto. For more information, call him at 978-6926.

81.33. Dr. Norman Alcock on the C.B.C.

Listeners to Metro Morning on the radio station CBC in Toronto heard Dr. Norman Alcock of the Canadian Peace Research Institute discuss nuclear energy and disarmament just after 8:30 a.m. on October 28. This was followed by a period for listeners to phone in their comments.

81.34. Monitoring nuclear explosions

A study group is to be set up in this area. Interested persons please contact Derek Paul.

81.35. AAAS Meeting in Washington, D.C. January 3-8

Part of the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science will consist of a Public Forum on the Nuclear Threat.

81.36. Disarmament Week symposium

About 150 attended the session on War or Peace in Outer Space on Saturday, October 24 and 200 the session on Conversion from a Military Economy the following day. (See item 81.21 for details.)

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